Just In: IGP Redeploys Osun Commissioner Of Police
There is a strong indication that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, from the state, barring any last-minute change.
According to DailyPost correspondent’s investigation, the police chief made the decision over the weekend after receiving several petitions from various sources about the alleged ineptitude and lack of proper coordination on the part of the Osun Commissioner to properly coordinate his men in the state.
The Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC) has begun reviewing disciplinary cases instituted against 130 Senior Police Officers of the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and above in order to determine their culpability or otherwise.
Two Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Commissioners of Police, 11 Chief Superintendents of Police, 19 Superintendents of Police, 18 Deputy Superintendents of Police, and 77 Assistant Superintendents of Police serve across the country.
A reliable source said Olokode was redeployed following a recommendation.
Remember that the Osun State Commissioner of Police was accused of ordering the shooting of The Nation Newspaper correspondent Toba Adedeji on May 31, while he was covering a peaceful protest against police brutality in the state.
In a press statement issued on the incident, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osun State Council, Wasiu Ajadosu, repeatedly demanded Olokode’s immediate redeployment for his failure to ensure the security of lives and property of the state’s citizens, particularly pressmen.
Ajadosu contended that the statutory obligations of the police in the state were horribly out of order and that the leadership of the police in Osun was beyond redemption.